We know that you have a lot of questions about vinyl banners. That’s why in today’s blog, we answer some of the most common, from “Can Vinyl Banners Get Wet?” to “How Do You Protect a Vinyl Banner?”
How do you protect a vinyl banner?
What are some examples of vinyl banners?
Can Vinyl Banners Get Wet?
Yes, vinyl banners can get wet. As most plastics, vinyl is a hydrophobic material or, to put it simply, vinyl repels water.
That’s why vinyl banners are such an effective outdoor advertising tool. While other materials (such as paper, fabrics, or cardboard) tear easily and absorb water, vinyl can withstand almost any challenge.
However, note that the combination of heat and moisture can damage vinyl banners under certain conditions. So, for example, you should avoid storing wet banners in hot places such as cars or vans.
Do Vinyl Banners Wrinkle?
Yes, vinyl banners do wrinkle. Vinyl is a robust material, but it will crease when folded or bent for extended periods of time.
The good news is that you can avoid wrinkles by following some easy tips when storing your vinyl banner.
First off, make sure to roll your vinyl banner; never fold it. Once it’s rolled, secure it with self-adhesive tape and store it in a dry, cool place away from the sun.
Can Vinyl Banners Be Ironed?
In theory you can, but it’s not advisable, as extreme heat can damage vinyl.
If your banner has wrinkles, consider using this method instead. First, extend the banner on a large surface and cover it with a towel or fabric. Then place a a heavy object on the wrinkled area and leave it overnight for some heatless ironing.
How Do You Protect a Vinyl Banner?
The answer will depend on the type of vinyl banner you need to protect.
For indoor banners, you should limit the exposure to sunlight when possible and observe a basic maintenance routine. Dust the banner often using a soft cloth, clean stains as soon as possible, and steer clear of solvents or abrasive products (use a water/soap solution instead).
For outdoor vinyl banners that are within reach, you can clean them using the same guidelines outlined above. If the banner is out of reach (for example on top of a tall fence) talk with your large format printing company: they may be able to offer solutions to increase the durability of your vinyl banner, such as protective coatings or wind slits.
As for how to protect your banners when in storage, please refer to the question “Do Vinyl Banners Wrinkle?”
What Are Some Examples of Vinyl Banners?
Below is a gallery with a few examples of vinyl banners we have manufactured at CR&A Custom, including light pole banners, banners for outdoor events, indoor banners, and more.
For more real-life examples of vinyl banners, check out the sections of our website dedicated to banners and barricades: Our Solutions and Our Work.
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